Boating, fishing, golfing, birding, cycling, hiking, beaching, scuba diving, exploring, researching, and more: Prince Edward County region truly has something for everyone. Whether your interests are athletic or academic, culinary or cultural, historical or hedonistic, the opportunities are countless.
Wellington on the Lake on-site amenities
Our modern Recreation Centre is used for many social, sporting and community events. It provides all the following amenities:
- Tennis courts
- Heated outdoor pool
- Shuffleboard courts
- Exercise Room
- Lawn bowling
- Craft and Computer Room
- Big Screen TV Room
- Billiards tables
- Postal kiosk
- Great Hall
- Woodworking shop
- Medical Centre
- Dance classes room
- Auditorium with stage and full facilities for events.
- Big Screen TV in Auditorium
- Snooker Room with regulation size table.
- Outdoor Patio and BBQ area.
- Woodworking shop in separate building, called the “woodshed”.
- Meeting Rooms
- Bridge, Euchre groups and many clubs.
Prince Edward County is Ontario`s newest wine region. The growing season is as long as the Niagara Region, but the winters are colder. Vineyards are next to Lake Ontario, which has a moderating effect on the air temperatures. The first winery opened in The County in 2000, and to date, there are approximately 30.
You can download a map of the wineries in the region.
Nearby centres of Prince Edward County
Wellington is a smaller historic town, renowned for its beautiful waterfront and park. Built along the shores of Lake Ontario, Wellington offers all the required amenities within a few minutes walk from Wellington on the Lake.
Bloomfield is a quaint town of Victorian homes, Artisans shops, boutiques, Antique Shops and eateries. It is close to Sandbanks Provincial Park.
Picton is the Heart of the County and is a historic city beautifully situated at the tip of Picton Bay. Among its many other charms, Picton offers excellent theatre and a beautiful marina. The many shops, spas, theatre, and larger stores give visitors access to amenities.
Belleville, with a population of more than 50,000 residents, is the largest service centre in the Bay of Quinte region. As such, it offers excellent restaurants and shopping facilities. Its waterfront on the Bayshore Trail provides two of the area’s superior boat launches.
Trenton, now part of the recently amalgamated City of Quinte West, has a population of more than 42,000. Along with its long and prosperous agricultural tradition, Trenton is perhaps best known as the start of the Trent Severn Waterway, a 386-km system of rivers and lakes that joins Lake Ontario with Lake Huron. Trenton is also home to one of Canada’s largest Military Bases.
Other area attractions
Prince Edward County offers the very best of Ontario to its residents. The warmth of the locals always attracts many people to our shores, but there is much more. The list of the area’s attractions is lengthy. There’s something here for the history buff, the theatre goer, the antique enthusiast, and the naturalist. There are excellent local colleges for those interested in continuing education and a vibrant and active community where you can pursue any number of social, professional or volunteer interests. Below is a brief list of attractions found in this area:
Newest Wine Growing area in Ontario
Artists Studio Tour
Artists’ Studio Galleries
Quinte Ballet School
Liane Ireland School of Dance
Applefield Arts Music Canada
Fields of West Lake
Quinte Musicians Online Network
The Quinte Symphony
Local bands and live music venues
Music at Port Milford
Theatre & Cinema
Belleville Theatre Guild
The Pinnacle Playhouse
Quinte Film Alternative
The Regent Theatre, Picton
The Stirling Festival Theatre
The Downright Canadian Theatre Company
Open Stage Theatre & Popular Education Company
Prince Edward Point
Nature Stuff (Terry Sprague, Naturalist)
Wellington On The Lake Birding Club
Annual Migratory Birding Weekend in May
History & Heritage
Museums & Heritage Parks
Mariners Museum at South Bay
Amazing Loyalist Country Adventure
Annual Mariners Service
Genealogical & Historical Societies
Groups Promoting Quinte Heritage Archives
Marilyn Adams Research Centre
Genealogical Research Centre
Out or the Ordinary:
Gallows and Graveyards Walk